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  • Diversity Fail? All-Women Engineering Team Blamed for Collapse of Miami Pedestrian Bridge

    03/18/2018 6:12:54 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 177 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Sandra Rose
    The all-women engineering team that designed the ill-fated pedestrian foot bridge at Miami’s Florida International University were highly touted for their advances in a field that is typically dominated by men. But critics are pointing the finger of blame at the female engineers for design flaws that may have brought the bridge down. Investigators are still on the scene of last week’s bridge collapse that killed 6 people and injured 9 on the FIU campus in Southwest Miami. The investigation is focusing on the work done by a team of all-women engineers who were employed by one of the construction...
  • Engineer on 'Instant Bridge' called authorities TWO DAYS before deadly collapse to report a CRACK

    03/16/2018 7:26:55 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/16/18 | HANNAH PARRY and ARIEL ZILBER
    An engineer called the Florida Department of Transportation to report concerns about a crack on their new 'instant' bridge two days before it collapsed - but no one ever picked up their voicemail. FIGG's lead engineer responsible for the Florida International University, FIU, pedestrian bridge project, W. Denney Pate, left a message warning that they had observed some cracking at the north end of the bridge. The voicemail was not picked up until Friday - a day after the bridge collapsed killing six. Pate warned that the cracking areas would need repairs but assured that, 'from a safety perspective we...
  • Miami bridge that collapsed lifted into place without suspension cables, support tower [link only]

    03/16/2018 5:45:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    USA Today (link only) | March 16, 2018
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  • Q Anon: (3/13/18) Continued from Monday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/13/2018 10:28:10 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,950 replies ^ | 3/13/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior...
  • 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars...

    03/15/2018 2:07:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 105 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | march 15, 2018 | Ariel Zilber For and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars and pedestrians on Florida college campus - just five days after it was installed Up to 10 people have been killed when a newly installed pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday. US Senator Bill Nelson of Florida told local TV station CBS Miami that between six to 10 people died. The 174-foot 'instant bridge' hailed as a feat of engineering and safety, was installed Saturday morning but was not due to open to the...
  • FIU Bridge Collapse: ‘Several’ Dead, 8 Cars Trapped Underneath

    03/15/2018 1:49:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    CBS News Miami ^ | March 15, 2018
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida International University’s (FIU) massive new pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing at least one person and crushing several vehicles under it.The 950-ton bridge, located at 109th Ave and 8th Street, came crumbling down onto a number of cars. Florida Highway Patrol told CBS4 that several people are dead due to the collapse. Miami Dade Police Chief Juan Perez said 8 people have been taken to the hospital and eight vehicles are stuck under the bridge and the number of dead is undetermined. An official told CBS4’s Jim DeFede, “At this point, we can’t even tell how many cars...
  • Miami Construction Firm Gets Tangled Up In Paul Manafort Saga tie-FIU [bridge collapse]

    03/16/2018 4:51:43 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    Bisnow South Florida ^ | September 6, 2017 | Deirdra Funcheon
    Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman Munilla Construction Management, also known as MCM, has built schools, airports and highways all around the United States. Its projects have included terminals at PortMiami, various city halls and police stations, and the bridges connecting Las Olas Boulevard to the finger islands in Fort Lauderdale. Now the Miami-based firm, owned by six brothers, is playing a bit part in a national saga: the investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Manafort managed Trump's presidential campaign from June to August2016. He quit amid allegations that he had been paid millions of dollars...
  • Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing several, officials say

    03/15/2018 2:47:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 32 replies
    A pedestrian walkway in Miami collapsed on Thursday, killing several people. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the fatalities after multiple vehicles were crushed by the span near Florida International University's campus. According to Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue, there were people on the bridge and several cars underneath it. Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey said they found eight vehicles trapped under the bridge after they got a call alerting the fire department of the incident. Eight victims were transported to local hospitals, but he said the authorities planned to continue search and rescue throughout the evening.
  • Florida International University Bridge Collapses, Cars Underneath

    03/15/2018 11:32:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 571 replies ^ | 03/15/2018 | Staff
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida International University’s massive new pedestrian bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon in West Miami-Dade. The bridge, located at 109th Ave and 8th Street, collapsed on a number of cars. There are reports of numerous people injured in the collapse. At least one person was taken as a trauma alert to the hospital, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. The 950-ton bridge went up on Saturday. It was then lowered into its final position, just west of 109th Avenue that day. The main span was built next to Southwest 8th Street.
  • School Bus Survivors Recall the I-35W Bridge Collapse

    08/01/2017 4:14:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies ^ | 8/1/17 | Jessica Miles
    Moments after the Interstate 35W bridge fell into the Mississippi River, 10-year-old Kaleigh Swift called her mom. Stuck on the school bus and unable to reach her, she left a voicemail. "The bridge broke as we were crossing it," Swift screamed into the phone. The mother and daughter shared the message with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reporter Jessica Miles 10 years ago. "Are you there momma? Momma, are you there?" Swift cried out in fear. Many parents of children on the bus were at the Waite House in south Minneapolis, waiting to pick them up from a field trip. "I remember...
  • Bridge collapses in Kentucky after being rammed by hulking freighter carrying space rocket parts

    01/27/2012 12:02:50 PM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 67 replies
    Incredible images emerged of a hulking freighter wearing mangled pieces of a steel bridge on its bow after a collision in southwestern Kentucky Thursday night. In the pictures, the 312-foot Delta Mariner idles, still partially in the bridge's path, and clearly looks much too large to fit beneath the aging Eggner Ferry Bridge, which crosses the Kentucky Lake Reservoir. The cargo vessel was carrying space rocket parts for the United Launch Alliance, intended for a vehicle that was scheduled to be shot into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Read more:
  • Engineering firm to pay $52.4 million in 35W bridge settlement (MN)

    08/23/2010 1:42:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies ^ | 8/23/10 | Rochelle Olson
    An engineering firm that consulted on the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis that collapsed three years ago has agreed to pay $52.4 million to victims. San Francisco-based URS Corp. had been sued by more than 100 people. They accused the company of missing warning signs on the bridge before its rush-hour collapse into the Mississippi River on Aug. 1, 2007. Thirteen people died and 145 were injured. URS had argued that its engineers didn't know about a design flaw in the bridge that made it vulnerable when it collapsed. "Aug. 1, 2007, marked the greatest manmade catastrophe our state has...
  • 35W bridge lawsuit: Engineering company predicted bridge collapse

    06/28/2010 4:31:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    KARE11.COM ^ | 28 JUNE 2010 | KARE11.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Explosive documents about the Interstate 35W bridge suggest the engineering company the state hired to make sure the bridge was safe actually predicted it would collapse months before it fell apart. The documents are part of a lawsuit victims are bringing against California based URS Corporation. They accuse the firm of predicting a catastrophic event, but allegedly not telling anyone about it. The thought has been tough to swallow for the victims of that day in August 2007, when 13 people lost their lives and well over 100 were injured. "I remember until probably about 5:15 that day,"...
  • Pictured: Shanghai Bridge Made of Rubbish Collapses - Made In China

    01/02/2010 7:01:26 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 53 replies · 5,843+ views
    sankakucomplex ^ | Jan 1, 2010
    Citizens of Shanghai are aghast at the collapse of a major new bridge, pictured, which was revealed to be constructed partially out of rubbish instead of concrete. The bridge, spanning the Wusong River in central Shanghai, was completed in 2009 and replaced a century old bridge with a more modern design. However, after only a short period in operation the bridge began to collapse, with investigators finding such sturdy construction materials as bags of rubbish, Styrofoam, scrap wood and waste plastic used in the structure in place of reinforced concrete.
  • 45 dead in India bridge collapse

    12/26/2009 10:14:24 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies · 367+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | 26 DECEMBER 2009 | CNN
    New Delhi, India (CNN) -- Forty-five people are believed dead after a bridge collapsed in the north Indian industrial hub of Kota, officials said Saturday. Rescuers were struggling to retrieve all the bodies of victims who fell into the Chambal River on Thursday after the bridge collapsed, according to K. Ravikanth, the top administrative official of Kota district. So far, rescuers have pulled out 11 bodies, he said. The bridge, under construction since 2007, is a joint venture among Gammon India, South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and India's national highway authority, said Rajeev Dasot, Kota's inspector of police. Kota, about 250...
  • BREAKING: Massive Fire in Hazel Park (A bridge over the I-75 in Hazel Park, Michigan has collapsed)

    07/15/2009 6:19:54 PM PDT · by just me · 104 replies · 8,932+ views ^ | July 15, 2009
    A bridge over the I-75 in Hazel Park, Michigan has collapsed following a massive explosion after a gas tanker overturned.
  • ODOT withheld fears about danger of Main Avenue Bridge collapsing in 2007 (Cleveland,Oh)

    06/28/2009 2:46:42 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 11 replies · 602+ views ^ | June 28, 2009 | Karen Farkas
    < snip > Two steel plates along the bottom of a truss arch on the Main Avenue Bridge had rusted so thin in September 2007 that one had a four-inch hole -- leading transportation officials to worry privately that the span was in danger of collapsing. But no one warned the public about those fears. Although the outer lanes of the six-lane span were immediately closed, Ohio Department of Transportation officials said in news releases at the time only that they were repairing the bridge's structural steel. No specifics about the extent of the problem were revealed because the media...
  • Mad rush to place 35W blame was shameful (MN Bridge Collapse)

    11/22/2008 8:06:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 656+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/22/08 | Katherine Kersten
    It's official. The Interstate 35W bridge fell -- not because of what Tim Pawlenty or Carol Molnau did or didn't do -- but because engineers failed to calculate correctly the thickness of gusset plates more than 40 years ago. The National Transportation Safety Board's findings, released on Nov. 14, must feel like some vindication to Pawlenty, Molnau and MnDOT's bridge inspection and maintenance team. After the collapse, Pawlenty counseled patience. He urged Minnesotans to wait for a thorough investigation before leaping to conclusions about why the bridge fell. Instead, critics launched a relentless -- if often subtly expressed -- search...
  • Federal investigators say design error, too much weight doomed I-35W bridge [Minnesota]

    11/13/2008 11:00:05 PM PST · by Enchante · 20 replies · 865+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11/14/08 | Jason Hoppin
    WASHINGTON — The Interstate 35W bridge collapsed because of forces so great a massive piece of steel was stretched as if it were latex, eventually ripping apart and causing one of the biggest transportation disasters in U.S. history. Holding the first of a two-day hearing before it releases final findings and recommendations, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday the collapse in Minneapolis was caused by a fatal design error. The error allowed an accumulation of weight added to the bridge over its 40-year lifespan — plus the weight associated with a new construction project — to finally topple it,...
  • I-35W made whole as new bridge opens at 5 a.m.

    09/18/2008 7:09:07 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 31 replies · 217+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 9/18/08 | Jim Foti - Staff Reporter
    Honking their horns and stirring up faint clouds of post-construction dust, hundreds of drivers helped open the new Interstate 35W bridge this morning just a few minutes after 5 a.m. The two processions -- one from the south end of the bridge, one from the north -- were led by representatives of agencies that were the first responders when the old bridge collapsed last year. They were followed by Minnesota Department of Transportation maintenance trucks with sturdy, wide bumpers that kept drivers in line. Vehicles coming from the south were the first to make it across the 10-lane bridge, which...